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John Trawick

Senior Vice President,

Chief Commercial Officer

Southern Power

John Trawick is senior vice president and chief commercial officer for Southern Power, a subsidiary of Southern Company. Southern Power is America’s Premier Wholesale Energy Partner, meeting the electricity needs of municipalities, electric cooperatives, investor-owned utilities and commercial and industrial customers.

Trawick is responsible for Southern Power’s commercial business, including origination and acquisitions across all U.S. wholesale power markets. In addition, Trawick is responsible for market policy, commercial optimization, trading and transmission functions of Southern Power.

The commercial team is focused on delivering clean energy projects powered by wind, solar, energy storage, and natural gas, as well as other customer solutions that ensure the growth sustainability.

In addition, Trawick is responsible for market policy, commercial optimization, trading and transmission functions of Southern Power. He was named to this position in 2024.

Prior to his current position, Trawick served as chief administrative officer for both Southern Power and PowerSecure, where he was responsible for market policy, communication, human resources and technology for both companies. He has also served as senior vice president and chief operating officer for Southern Power, where he was responsible for the operations of Southern Power’s expanding electric generation fleet and commercial optimization, trading and transmission.

Trawick has also served as senior vice president of commercial operations and planning for Southern Company, where he was responsible for Southern Wholesale Energy, fleet operations and energy trading, financial and contract services, operations budget and reporting, system planning and fuels.

Before returning to Southern Company in 2013, Trawick was the senior vice president of power supply and fuels for the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) in Knoxville, Tennessee. In this role, Trawick was responsible for power trading, power origination, coal and gas services, system planning, structuring and portfolio management and fleet coordination. Trawick joined TVA in 2008 and led an effort to restructure the TVA wholesale rate design for the first time in 20 years with TVA’s 155 electric cooperative and municipal customers.

In his prior employment at Southern Company, Trawick was director of strategic and corporate affairs at Southern Power. Trawick has also worked at Southern Energy Inc., or Mirant, and as a senior consultant with J. Kennedy and Associates, analyzing financial and economic analyses in utility, cost-of-service, rate design and production cost modeling.

Trawick is a native of Montgomery, Alabama. He graduated from Auburn University with a bachelor’s degree in applied mathematics and earned a master’s degree in mathematics at the University of Tennessee. He serves on the Leadership Council of the College of Science and Mathematics at Auburn University. He has served in various community roles including the chair of the United Way for the Smoky Mountain Region Combined Federal Campaign in 2009 and 2010, board chair of the March of Dimes of Alabama and as a board member of Glenwood Autism and Behavioral Health Center and the Autism Support of Alabama.